Mixed reactions in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo following the jailing of the former chief of staff, Vital Kamerhe.
The former National Assembly speaker was handed down a 20 year sentence for corruption with hard labour Saturday.
“Of course Kamerhe was convicted of so-called “embezzlement of public funds”.
The high profile case has tested the government of President Felix Tshisekedi’s anti-graft credentials.
The 61-year old former aid to the Congolese President, was convicted for diverting more than $50 million of public funds, the court in Kinshasa said.